Vitria specializes in integration server software for enterprises. An integration server allows a company to mix packaged applications, custom software, and legacy programs across a network. Vitria competes with SeeBeyond, Tibco, webMethods, and others. .
Vitria's leading product line is called BusinessWare. BusinessWare supports both message-bus and hub-and-spoke integration server models. The message-bus model connects the different applications to a common backbone using application adapters. The hub-and-spoke model connects all applications to a central server. BusinessWare consists of several program layers, including the management layer, the enterprise application integration (EAI) layer, the business-to-business (B2B) layer, the real-time analysis layer, and the common services layer.
Founded in 1994, Vitria is based in Sunnyvale, California. In 2001, Vitria reported $132 million in worldwide sales. Vitria (VITR) is publicly traded on the Nasdaq.